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Meet Dr. Cohn

Originally from Columbus, Georgia, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Al Cohn has been living in Birmingham, Alabama, since 2006. He uses his knowledge and skills to give back to his patients and believes in providing them with an excellent plastic surgery experience.

Dr. Cohn’s passion and drive allow him to continue to grow in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery. He is also committed to helping his patients achieve beautiful and natural-looking results by combining technical excellence, artistic skill, and meticulous attention to detail.

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3127 Blue Lake Drive
Vestavia Hills, AL 35243

Fax: 205-383-3112
Phone: 205-590-9900
Monday -Thursday: 8 am – 5 pm
Friday: 8 am – 12 pm

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Academic Accomplishments and Training


  • Duke University, Durham, NC B.S. Psychology with Neuroscience Concentration (1995)
    • Graduated Cum Laude with Distinction
    • Dean’s List (1992-1995)
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina M.D. (2000)
    • Graduated Cum Laude

Training and Career Highlights

  • Fellowship, Breast Reconstruction and Cosmetic Surgery, Birmingham, AL (2006-2007)
    • Program Director: James Grotting, MD
  • Plastic Surgery Residency, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (2004- 2006)
    • Program Director: David H. Song, MD
  • General Surgery Residency, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 06/2000-12/2003
    • Program Director: Fabrizio Michelassi, MD
  • Serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery in the division of plastic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital (2007-present)
  • Served as a clinical instructor of surgery at Physicians Medical Center Carraway
  • Teacher’s assistant, Medical Microbiology and Immunology (1999-2000)

Credentials and Memberships

  • Board-certified member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
  • Active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • Active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Alabama Society of Plastic Surgeons (ALSPS)
    • Former President (2015-2016)
  • Certified by the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners
  • Licensed by the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS)
    American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)
  • Jefferson County Medical Society (JCMS)
  • Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA)
  • University of Chicago Surgical Society
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • MUSC Medical Alumni Association

Grotting and Cohn Plastic Surgery

Dr. Cohn, alongside Dr. James Grotting, established Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery. They are primarily focused on surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures for the face, breast, and body. They also have a heavy emphasis on both immediate and delayed complex breast reconstruction surgery. Dr. Cohn and his staff make it their goal to maintain the highest standards of surgical excellence and patient care.


Dr. Cohn has won awards for academic presentations given at local, regional, and national meetings.

Hospital Affiliations and Committees


  • PRIMARY: Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham, AL (2007- current)
  • St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham, AL (2008-current)
  • Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham, AL (2008-current)
  • Baptist Health System-Princeton, Birmingham, AL (2008-current)
  • UAB Medical West, Bessemer, AL (2008-current)
  • St Vincent’s, Birmingham, Alabama (2006-current)
  • UAB Highlands, Birmingham, AL (2006-current)
  • UAB Hospital, Birmingham, AL (2006-current)


  • Surgical Quality Assurance Committee, Brookwood Hospital, 2010-Present (Chairman 2016-present)
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee, Physicians Medical Center Carraway, (2007-2008)
  • University of Chicago Housestaff “Make it Easier” Committee, (2005-2006)
  • University of Chicago Hospital, Graduate Medical Education Committee, (2005-2006)


Dr. Cohn has been the young author and co-author of an extensive array of academic articles published in peer-reviewed plastic surgery publications.


Both Dr. Cohn and his staff are committed to the highest standards of surgical excellence and patient care. His compassionate bedside manner, commitment to patient education, dedication to involving patients in procedural decisions, as well as, his specialized training make him a popular choice for patients seeking a safe, rewarding plastic surgical experience.

Personal Life

Dr. Cohn is the proud father of three loving daughters and is married to his devoted wife, Tracy. He enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams, playing tennis, and spending time with his family. He is actively involved in community, religious, and philanthropic endeavors.

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